hi, i'm back....and need more answers. Do any of you have a problem with infections? Bacterial infections. I had a tooth to abcess, and within a day my face was swollen. By the second day (Thursday)I went to my dentist, he extracted the tooth and filled it with antibotics. He had also prescribed penicillan, which i had been taking for about 24 hours before i saw him...and continue to take. My jaw had turned red and very hot. He told me that had i not come to see him i would have been "a very sick lady, emergency room sick". Today is Friday and the swelling has moved down and over to the front of my throat, along with the redness and the heat...the flesh is also tender to touch. Tonite my ????tooth??? or whatever you would call the place where the tooth used to be, hurts. He told me to remove the packing tomorrow, but the gum has swollen almost completely over the packing. I'm a little afraid that the infection may not be going away like it should. Do I have fever??? No, I never have a fever that anyone would call a fever. My normal body temp is 96.3 or less. 98.6 is a fever for me, but most doctors don't recognize it as such. But even at that, the fire is in my flesh...the red from the infection. My body doesn't seem to fight infections like it should. Anybody else have this type of experience? I'm a little scared tonite, so if there is anyone here tonite that might help me, please do...and God bless you.